My grandmother seems very concerned about what I eat in this far off, exotic country. In attempt to reassure her I brought a bunch of pics with me to Italy. Then I remembered that a few readers have also asked me about my diet/training, and so here it is!
Weekends, however, are a different story entirely. All the fancy foods and restaurants I introduce here are products of gourmet weekends. If you eat healthily 80% of the time, you certainly get away with an occasional giant plate of eggs benedict and pancakes (or cake, pizza, fondue....).
And the benefits are incredible. Eating well and exercising properly make you feel content (it is proven that running regularly helps fight low-level depression). The desire for junk food diminishes. Without a terribly nasty workout schedule (2 runs per week, yoga once a week, weight training whenever I have 10 minutes free) or awful diets, I look pretty darn toned.
What are your tips for staying in shape? Always good to learn something new!